How to fix “resolving proxy” delay in google chrome on Windows?

Corporate networks has internet proxy with username and password to access internet from their workstation.  Most of the time browsers in corporate network (what else? IE only!) are configured to detect the proxy settings automatically to make it simple for IT service guys. But this results into noticeable delay in connecting to the web site. This can be set right with manual proxy configuration. It is applicable for all browsers. Google chrome displays this message nicely at the bottom of the screen as “Resolving proxy…”. We can eliminate this with the following configuration to make it fast to surf the net.

A fore word. Google Chrome does not have its own proxy settings. It takes the proxy settings from Internet Explorer options. So we are going to configure this in IE’s options. Here is how to.

1. Click the main menu of Chrome (Spanner icon) or use Alt+F key -> Options -> Under the hood -> Network -> Change Proxy settings

Chrome options

2. When you click “Change proxy settings”, it will invoke IE’s options dialog as shown below. Select “LAN settings”.

IE Connections settings


3. Now you can see the following options box. If you check “Automatic configuration script” and uncheck “Automatically detect settings” and restart Chrome, it should solve the problem. But in some cases, it won’t be enough. You have to manually configure proxy server address and port number. This will work for 100%.

  1. Get your proxy address and port from your Administrator or IT service guy.
  2. Uncheck both the check boxes in “Automatic configuration”.
  3. Check the “Use a proxy server for your LAN”.
  4. Enter the proxy server address and port number in the text boxes.
  5. Check “Bypass proxy server for local addresses”
  6. Click OK to save. Restart the Chrome.
Manual Proxy Settings

Great! No more waiting. Just flies!

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19 comments

  1. I am having a real problem getting on the internet through Chrome. I still have that have that message down at the left corner indicating “downloading proxy statement. I have no idea why I need it and I am not that computer literate to following the instructions to get rid of it. Is their any way that Microsoft can do it from there end. I am unable to get on the internet until this is fix, when I do get on it going slow.

  2. Thanks a lot!
    I couldn’t open any websites, although network icon was showing that the internet connection was ok
    ‘Use automatic configuration script’ worked like a charm!

  3. Thanks. My version of Google Chrome had the message “downloading proxy script…” and hung forever. This fix worked.

  4. Mine is set up exactly as shown. I am not on a network, just a home user so there are no proxy server settings… and i still get it… so slow when it loads.

  5. My Google chrome was taking very long to load and I had the ‘Resolving proxy…’ message on the lower left corner of the browser window. I already had ‘Automatically detect settings’ unchecked, like it says it many published help articles, including chrome’s:

    http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=106010

    I checked ‘Use automatic configuration script’ like it says in this article, restarted Chrome, and now it’s lightning fast. Thanks!

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